How to Microdose Bravery with Kristen Lee

Resilience isn’t something we’re innately born with; it’s something we develop over time. In her new book, Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World, author and behavioral science researcher Kristen Lee shares how bravery is a process that we can undergo with intention. By engaging in strategic risk-taking and using small, intentional acts of courage, we can build resilience, confidence, and connection.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • What it means to microdose bravery and take small, strategic risks;
  • How to assess your current risk tolerance;
  • Seeing bravery as a process;
  • How our small risks have a contagion effect on those around us;
  • How to understand and work with fear.

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Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW, is an award-winning behavioral science and leadership professor, clinician, researcher, activist, comedian, author of Reset and Mentalligence, and host of Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy. She has over two decades of clinical experience in mental health and thirteen years of teaching and leadership roles in higher education, focusing on underserved populations. She leads the Behavior Science program at Northeastern University. Learn more at kristenlee.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 160 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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